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Re: edelbrock carb on 55 clipper
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I believe you may have connected the distributor to the manifold vacuum port. You probably want to be on the ported port. Easy enough to check which is which.

As an aside, I have found that in some instances the engine will run smoother and cooler if the distributor vacuum is connected to the manifold port.

With the distributor vacuum line disconnected and plugged, set the timing and engine idle speed and carb mixture to spec. Connect the vacuum line and reset engine idle speed and carb mixture.

This will give you full vacuum advance at idle which will result in a cooler running engine at idle speed. This may also result in a smoother running engine in the transition off of idle.

Worth a try.

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Re: Shutter-Opening Thermostat
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Chris, I believe your Packard will take a conventional thermostat in the water outlet housing. Packard recommended them along with the shutter controller for use in cold climates. You may find just using the conventional one and blocking the shutters open will work and save you a bunch of money.

I did a temporary work-around on a defective shutter controller on my 39 Cadillac. I rigged a choke cable to operate the shutters. The Cadillac V-8 could not fit conventional thermostats. Later, I bit the bullet and got a rebuild controller.

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Re: edelbrock carb on 55 clipper
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Those Edelbrock carburetors have three vacuum outlets: a small ported, a small full vacuum and a large full vacuum. Probably the small ported is the one for your distributor. The large full vacuum can be used for the power brakes.

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Re: Fan belt 1941 180
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The stiff wide v-belt and deep pulley groves together provide a challenge when installing or removing the belt. It will come off/on, but it can be a struggle. One way might be removing the generator which will allow the belt to be removed. Getting it back with the belt in the pulley will require some effort to line up the bolts on the bracket. I would not recommend using a narrower belt.

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This image is making the rounds. Paycheck stub from 1939. O.A.B. - Old Age Benefit?

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Re: Has anyone ever ran across one of these?
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PackardDon wrote:
I have a spool of their spark plug wire from which I used to make kits. Even though not actually Packard, seeing the name on the wires was somehow nice.


Packard 440 high tension (i.e., spark plug) wire was the go to product. Like you say Packard on a Packard.

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Re: 1956 Patrician heat riser
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What you describe with the condition of one side of the exhaust is a classic case of a stuck heat riser valve. I don't know much this contributes to vapor locking, but a stuck valve will contribute to early failure of one side of the exhaust.

It is easy enough to check. If it is stuck try and free it up with penetrating oil or if this fails, replace. Many have hot been removed and the cars seem to work fine without them; albeit prone to carburetor icing in certain high humidity low temperature situations.

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Re: ultramatic out 3 spd o/d in
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Using overdrive with a 3.54 axle ratio is going to end up with very high gearing. Probably not useful as it will lug the engine too much. Install the trans and od, but not use the od. The Ultramatic gearing will make the car enjoyable to use at highway speeds. The only downside is you will need to do more shifting when driving int traffic. Not a big concern. You will need to do something about the speedometer drive gear as it will read slower than the actual speed and the odometer will be inaccurate too. Either fit one for the axle ratio you have or just be aware of the difference in reading.

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Re: 1941 Packard Radio/Antenna Question
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I believe these radios have a trimmer capacitor to tune the radio to the antenna. The adjustment is made by tuning the radio to a weak station usually in the higher frequency range and then turning a screw adjustment on the outside of the radio until the best reception is received. A tuned antenna makes a big difference in reception and quality.

Radio Shack used to sell radio noise suppression kits which consisted of a resistor that was installed in the coil to distributor high tension lead and some capacitors to fit to the generator and other places.

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Re: 1941 Packard Radio/Antenna Question
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...All you really need for an AM antenna is a length of wire so it could be "hidden" easily, if you know what to do. eg: https://news.ccrane.com/2018/04/09/how ... am-loop-antenna-for-free/...


An old fashioned wire coat hanger would work. Seen it used many times. Vintage fix.

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